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m Happenings Agricultural Center Awards $15,000 In Scholarship GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The Montgomery County Agricultural Center awarded $15,000 in schol arships to 12 Montgomery County 4-H’ers, during presentations made at the agricultural center’s annual meeting recently by President Robert Pack Sr. Six $2,000 scholarships were awarded to new recipients, while six $5OO scholarships were pre sented to previous winners of agri cultural center scholarships. Win ners of the $2,000 scholarships are Michele Balser, Alana Burdette, Ruth Corazza Greeves, Carl Hol land, Kelly Savage, and Katherine Segal. Winners of the $5OO schol arships are Robert Balser, Laurie Kelly, Valerie Murray, Jonathan Rippeon, Katherine Sherwood, and Tricia Stabler. Michele Balser, the daughter of Bart and Pat Balser of Gaithers burg, is a freshman at Mont gomery Community College where she is studying child devel opment. A 1994 graduate of Dam ascus High School, Balser has been a member of the County Line 4-H Club, the Goshen 4-H Club, the Montgomery County 4-H Dairy Goat Club, the Montgomery County 4-H Senior Council, the 4-H Theater Company, and the Montgomery County 4-H Beef Club. She has held many leader ship positions in each of these clubs, as well as served as presi dent of the Damascus High School FFA Chapter. A senior at Damascus High School, Alana Burdette is the daughter of E. Allan and Mary Burdette of Boyds. She is the Montgomery County Farm Bu reau Queen and has served as the Maryland Angus Queen. She is a member of the Montgomery County 4-H Beef Club and the Montgomery County 4-H Senior Council, and carries major pro jects in beef steers and heifers, demonstrations, baking, and horti culture. She is interested in pursu ing a career in agricultural law. Ruth Corazza Greeves of Clarksburg, the daughter of August and Jean Corazza, is a sophomore at Montgomery Col lege pursuing a degree in early childhood education. She has been a member of the Clarksburg Cre ations 4-H Club and has been inducted into the Maryland 4-H All Stars. As a Montgomery County 4-H’er, she has carried projects in child care, baby-sitting, community service, safety, junior leadership, and arts and crafts. She is a 1992 .graduate of Damascus High School. Carl Holland, a junior at Delaware Valley College major ing in agriculture business, is the son of Carl and Lynn Holland of Clarksburg. A 1992 graduate of Damascus High School, Holland has been active in the Mont gomery County 4-H Beef Club and the Montgomery County 4-H Senior Council', carrying projects in beef steers and heifers, commu nity awareness and teen awareness programs. The daughter of H. Wayne and Cindee Savage of Knoxville, Kelli Savage is a senior at Brunswick High School. A member of the Montgomery County Holstein 4-H Club and the Brunswick FFA Chapter, Savage has been a State Record Book Winner, has exhibit ed the 4-H Supreme Champion at the Montgomery County Agricul tural Fair, and has been a State Dairy Judging winner. She has carried projects in daily cow and calf junior leadership, dairy judg ing, dairy bowl, photography, and vegetables. She is planning on pursuing a degree in dairy science. The daughter of Harold and Lois Segal of Silver Spring, Katherine Segal is the reigning Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Queen and a senior at Mont gomery Blair High School. She Is a member of the Fairland 4-H Club, as well as the Montgomery County 4-H senior Council. She has carried projects in consumer education, food and nutrition, pub lic speaking, and fashion revue. She plans on pursuing a degree in elementary education.' Robert Balser, the son of Bart and Patricia Balser of Gaithers burg, is a junior at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He has been a member of the Goshen 4-H Club, Montgomery County 4-H Senior Council, Montgomery County 4-H Beef Club, the Dam ascus Small Engines Club, and the Gaithersburg Chapter of Fdttire Farmers of America. He was the 1992 Montgomery County. Agri cultural Fair King, and was a 4-H Ambassador to Great Britain. After attending the National Insti tute for Cooperative Education this past year, Balser was selected to be an instructor for the 1994 session. A junior at Towson State Uni versity where she is majoring in mass communications, Laurie Kelly is the daughter of Fred and Barbara Kelly of Gaithersburg. She has been a member of the Montgomery Village 4-H Club and the Montgomery County 4-H Theater Group. A 1992 graduate of Gaithersburg High School, she is a radio announcer for Towson University’s AM station and a national communications coordi nator for residential life traveling to various colleges learning new ideas for residence hall life. Valerie Murray, a junior at James Madison University, is the daughter of Kevin and Annette Murray of Gaithersburg. A 1992 graduate of Damascus High School, Murray has been a mem ber of the Clover Clan 4-H Club and the Montgomery County 4-H Senior Council. She was the 1992 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Queen. Currently, she is a member of the yearbook staff, the ski club, the graduation club, and the Catholic Campus Ministry. She is pursuing a degree in accounting. The son of David and Betsy Rippeon of Gaithersburg, Jon athan Rippeon is a junior at Vir ginia Tech majoring in business management. He has been a mem ber of the Montgomery County 4-H Club, the Montgomery Coun ty 4-H Senior Council, the Mont gomery County 4-H Sheep and Swine Club, and the Quail Valley 4-H Club. He is a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity at Virginia Tech, and participates in intramur al sports. A senior at George Mason Uni versity majoring in public admin istration with a minor in econom ics, Katherine Sherwood is the daughter of Douglas and Gertrude Sherwood. She is a 1991 graduate of Gaithersburg High School. Sherwood has been a member of the Clover Clan, the Montgomery County 4-H Beef Club, the Mont gomery County 4-H Rabbit Club, and the Montgomery County 4-H Senior Council, holding elected positions in each club. She was the 1989 Maryland state representa tive to the 4-H National Congress for Safety Record Book, and a for mer Montgomery County Farm Bureau princess and Montgomery County Agricultural Fair princess. This past summer, Sherwood served as an intern in the agricul tural center office. Currently, she is a member of the George Mason •University’s varsity women’s lacrosse team. A sophomore at Delaware Val ley College and a 1993 graduate of Damascus High School, Tricia Stabler is the daughter of Drew and Pat Stabler. The 1993 Mont gomery County Agricultural Fair Queen, Stabler has been a member of the Montgomery County 4-H Beef Club, the Clover Clan, the Montgomery County 4-H Senior Council, and the Damascus Com munity Livestock Club. Stabler attended the National 4-H Confer ence during 1993, where she received second place in the nation for her illustrated talk. She is majoring in animal science. For information about volun teering at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, call (301) 926-3100. IFYE To Sweden Hello from Sweden! Things are going very well and I only have 1 month until I’ll be back home in Adams County. I’d like to share with you some observations on how the Swedish culture is different. These are a few things that I’ve noticed in the past three months; 1. Always remove your shoes as soon as you enter a building. Even in the first through sixth grade at school, the students remove their shoes. 2. You greet someone with “Hej” (pronounced Hay). You leave with "Hej, Hej” or “Hej dd” (hay doe). 3. When eating, place the fork in left hand. Hold it like a piece of chalk with the prongs down. Place the knife in the right hand, held the same way or like a pencil. Switch hands if you’re right-handed. 4. Use a big spoon or table spoon for cereal, soup, and some desserts. Use a very small spoon for most desserts and with coffee or tea. Our “teaspoon” doesn’t exist in Sweden. 5. You are thought to be “crazy” or “weird” if you don’t drink cof fee. I drink tea and I’m looked at strange every time! Swedish coffee is very strong and they call Ameri can coffee “brown water”! 6. Milk and their “special” breakfast milks come in 1 liter cardboard containers. You have to buy 4 to 6 liters every 2 or 3 days, depending on the size of the family. 7. Gasoline prices are about $4 per gallon. You actually pay about $1 per liter. (4 liter=l gallon) 8. Swedish children have it very easy (go to school, watch TV). You may only have to help if you live on a farm. Your parents can’t punish you (physically or by grounding or other means). 9. Driving age is 18, but you can practice with a parent at age 16. 10. The legal age for drinking alcohol is 18. At age 20 you can buy alcohol over the counter. 11. Every male must spend one year serving in the military. I have also experienced some traditions while I’ve been here. The few I’ll mention are tradition al for a certain part of the country. 1. Moving porridge—A thick, white rice dish served with sugar, cinnamon, and milk. A friend makes this for someone who has moved to a new apartment or house. It is also served at Christmas. 2. “Birthday Bash”—That’s what I call it. A large group of friends arrive at the birthday per- Lancaster Farming, Saturday, Novwnbar 26, 1994-817 son’s house at strange hours of the night. Most common is 5 a.m., so people can go to work afterwards. You awaken a birthday “girl” with rifle shots, one per 10 years; the birthday “boys” with one each year. This is only done on the “Big 0ne5”—30,40,50... After the per son rises and comes to the door, you sing a traditional song and move into the house. The birthday person then makes coffee and sometimes sandwiches for every one. In the evening, they usually have a party too. 3. Sur Strdming—sour herring. It is the worst smelling fish I have ever come in contact with. I couldn’t try it along with many Swedes. It’s usually eaten in the summer. That is some of what I’ve seen. The Swedes aren’t that different from Americans. I’ll soon be mov ing to the southern part of Swe den —different landscape and lan guage. Until next time, lacki. Open Horse Show Results The Sequoia Riders 4-H Club recently held its annual open show. The show consisted of four divi sions: walk-trot, English, hunter, western and gaming. The results were as follows; Grooming It Showmanship: Ist Sama ra Shuster-Edelson; 2nd Lisa Baer; 3rd Becky Preiss. Walk-Trot Equitation: Ist Kara Gundel, 2nd Linda Mammon, 3rd Carrie Firman. Walk-Trot Pleasure: Ist Kara Gun- Volunteers Make Compost Happen COLLEGEVILLE (Montgom ery Co.) On Saturday, Nov. 5, a group of volunteers transformed a grassy area behind the Upper Dublin Township building (801 Loch Alsh Avenue) into the coun ty’s third compost demonstration park. The park, built by newly trained Master Composters, shows work ing examples of compost bins you can make or buy. The Master Composters filled the bins with yard materials such as leaves and grass and will manage the compost piles so that the public can see composting the action. Anyone interesed in learning about hack yard composting is encouraged to visit the park. The park offers a self-guided tour of compost bins and the com post process. Next to each demon stration bin are signs which explain how to build the bins. A mailbox marked “Information” holds fliers about bin construction and a brochure on the how-to’s of composting. * The Master Composter training and park construction were organ ized by the Recycling Education Program of Montgomery County FFA KANSAS CITY, Mo.—For the 28th consecutive year, the Nation al FFA Foundation has set a record level of support for FFA and agri cultural education programs. At the 67th National FFA Conven tion, Ron Davis announced that a total of $5,857,000 was raised in 1994 to support projects and pro grams for FFA and agricultural education, a 7.5 percent increase from 1993. A crowd of more than 32,000 FFA members and guests cheered the announcement. Davis serves as the 1994 FFA Foundation Sponsors’ Board chairman, and is president and chief executive officer of Biggs/Gilmore Communications. Davis sees the contributions of the more than 1,000 Foundation spon- del, 2nd Unde Hammon, 3rd Tine Wright Welk-Trot Egg A Spoon: let Kara Qundel, 2nd Tina Wright, 3rd Linda Hamtnon. Dollar Bareback: let Laura Knighton, 2nd Lori Mohr. All Day Plaaeure: lei Lota Metzler, 2nd Michelle Frande, 3rd Joyce Kauffman. Wee tern Equitation: let Becky Preiee, 2nd Samara Shuetar-Edeleon, 3rd Lota Metzler. Engliah Equitation; let Michelle frande, 2nd Laura Knighton, 3rd Tya Gantz. Green Pleeeure: Ist Kyle Kettering. Pony Plee sura: let Tye Gantz, 2nd Nikki Gundel, 3rd Jen Talbot. Hunter Under Saddle: let Michelle Frande, 2nd Tye Gantz, 3rd Diane Barton. Weetem Pleeeure; let Joyce Kauff man, 2nd Becky Preiss, 3rd Samara Shue ter-Edalson. Break A Out: let Lora Metzler, 2nd Lori Mohr, 3rd Katie Rich. Engliah Plea sure: Ist Tye Gantz, 2nd Michelle Frands, 3rd Nikki Qundel. Ladles’ Pleasure: Ist Joyce Kauffman, 2nd Becky Preiss, 3rd Michelle Frands. Men'e Pleasure: Ist Dan Talbot, 2nd Kyle Kettering. 4-H Pleasure: Ist Lora Metzler, 2nd Dan Talbot, 3rd Kart Moyer. Bareback Equitation: Ist Samara Shusler-Edelson, 2nd Lora Metzler, 3rd Tye Gantz. Egg A Spoon; Ist Lori Mohr, 2nd Lora Metzler, 3rd Kelly McQulggan. Road Hack: Ist Joyce Kauffman, 2nd Lora Met- Bwr »' Rk>: Ist Lori Mohr, 2nd Holly Hess, 3rd Jeremy Shel ley. Pole Bonding: Ist Lori Mohr, 2nd Jere my Shelley. Raised Keyhole: Ist Lori Mohr, 2nd Jeremy Shelley, 3rd Holly Hess. Hunter Over Fences: Ist Laura Knighton. 2nd Jeannle Mltman, 3rd Katie Rich. Equitation Over Fences: Ist Jeannie Mltman, 2nd Laura Knighton, 3rd Tye Gantz. Hunter Mack: Ist Jeannie Mltman, 2nd Tve Gantz 3rd Laura Knighton. Hunter Championship: Jeannle Mltman. Reserve Hunter Tye Qantz. Western Cham pionship; Samara Shuster-Edelson. Reserve Western: Becky Prelss. English Champi onship: Tye Qantz. Reserve English: Nikki Gundel. Gaming Championship; Lori Mohr. Reserve Gaming: Jeremy Shelley Walk-Trot Championship: Kara Gundel. Reserve Champion’ Linda Hammon. To receive information regarding Sequoia Riders or next year's show, please call Karen or Kim at (717) 665-2534. Cooperative Extension. This prog ram promotes backyard compost ing as well as larger scale compost ing for landscapers, farmers, and other commercial recyclers. Partial funding for the construc tion of the park was provided by a generous grant from the Mont gomery County Commissioners, in addition, local merchants donated construction supplies for the park. Two other compost parks have been built in other parts of the county, one in Schwenksville behind the headquarters of the Per kiomen Valley Watershed Associ ation (Route 73, across from Pen nypacker Mills Park) and the other in front of the New Hanover Township building (Route 663 just north of Swamp Pike). Both are open to the public and offer the same information. If you would like to be sent a brochure on home composting and/or plans for building your own compost bin, write to the Recy cling Education Program, Mont gomery County Cooperative Extension, 1015 Bridge Road, Suite H, Collegeville, PA 19426-1179. Happenings sors as an investment in the future. “American agriculture counts on the FFA to provide the leaders of tomorrow. For that reason alone, those of us who work in this indus try can make no wiser expenditure than to support this fine organiza tion,” he said. Davis introduced the 1995 FFA Foundation Sponsors’ Board chairman, H. D. “Harry” Cleberg, who is president and chief execu tive officer of Farmland Industries, Inc. Cleberg announced the 1995 Foundation theme, “FFA —Invest- ing in Tomorrow’s Leaders.” Since 1944, the National FFA Foundation has provided more than $57 million to FFA members for awards, scholarships and achievement programs.